Little Rosey

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Little Rosey
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Voices ofKathleen Laskey
Noam Zylberman
Tabitha St. Germain (credited as "Paulina Gillis")
Lisa Yamanaka
Judy Marshak
Tony Daniels
Stephen Bednarski
Country of originCanada
United States
No. of episodes13
Running time30 minutes
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 8 (1990-09-08) –
December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)

Little Rosey is a 1990 Canadian/American animated television series produced by Nelvana that aired in the United States on Saturday mornings on ABC.[1] It was Roseanne Barr's first attempt at a cartoon.[2]


Based loosely on comedian Roseanne Barr's childhood, this animated series aired late in the day on ABC's Saturday morning lineup.

The series revolved an young 8 year-old Rosey, her sister Tess, and best friend Buddy. The three would use their imaginations to overcome the obstacles they faced, such as spelling bees, family vacations, and rules that their parents forced upon them.

Among the recurring characters were Rosey's parents, little sister Nonnie, baby brother Tater, and a pair of nemesis science nerds. Each episode was consisted of two 11-minute segments.

Two years later, an animated special called The Rosey and Buddy Show was produced as a primetime special that aired on May 15, 1992, in which Rosey and Buddy invade Cartoonland to take on the meddling executives who wanted to "change their show". In the 1992 special, Barr voiced the character.[3]


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The first 6 episodes are divided into 2 segments. The last 7 are 1 segment per episode.

Title Original air date
1"Farewell, My Dolly / Super Rosey (Part 1)"September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)
2"Rosey and the Genie / Explorers"September 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
3"Land of the Lost Toys / Magic Woods"September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
4"New People / Flower Garden"September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
5"Pirates / The Snowman"October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
6"The Cake / Super Rosey (Part 2)"October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
7"I Did Without Decimals / Spelling Bee-Hemoth"TBA
8"War of the Rosey / The Baby of Baghdad"TBA
9"If You Grow It, They Will Come / Of Mice and Rosey"October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
10"The Pumpkins Are Gone!"October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
11"How the West Was Lost"October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
12"It's Under the Bed"November 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
13"It's Really Big Out There"November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
14"The Buddy and the Rosey"November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
15"Try Not to Lie"November 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)
16"Not Rosey, Roseanne"December 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
17"Tater's Rainbow"TBA
18"Dad's Coming / Unreal Friend"TBA

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 511. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  2. ^ "Popular Roseanne Barr Show May Also Be Cartoon Series". The Los Angeles Times. December 1, 1989. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  3. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 366. ISBN 978-1538103739.

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